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Southwest Airlines Weaknesses
A look at Southwest Airlines' weaknesses.
# 132725 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper discusses the weaknesses and threats to the stability of Southwest Airlines. First, the paper gives an overview of the U.S. airline industry, showing its competitive nature. It also uses Porter's five forces model to further describe rivalries in this industry. Finally, the paper explores various weaknesses in Southwest Airlines.

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"The U.S. airline industry is extremely competitive and exhibits a high degree of rivalry according to Porter's five forces model. Yet, in spite of this high degree of rivalry the threat of new competitors is low because the barriers to entry are extremely high. Since a single plane can cost approximately $30 million and operating costs are equally as high, new competitors in the airline industry are not an ongoing threat ("Southwest...SWOT"). However, supplier power primarily in the form of fuel suppliers, wield substantial control over cost structures and the..."

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